Burkina Faso - Project Integrated studies for the development of the Naré underground dam and the rehabilitation of related infrastructures

Project Summary

Approval Date 11 Apr 2016
Signature Date 09 Sep 2016
Planned Completion Date 29 Dec 2019
Last Disbursement Planned Date 29 Dec 2019
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Commitment U.A 669,837.34
Status Completion

Project General Description

This project is a technical assistance for in-depth studies of the capacity of the Naré dam and the vulnerability of groundwater resources to climate change. The project aims to: (i) produce scientific and technical knowledge on the characteristics of a groundwater dam, the potential for scaling up or sharing project results; (ii) prepare investments in a framework for adapting to climate change resilience and mitigating environmental impacts; and (iii) make small-scale investments (water supply, irrigated area) that will create jobs, income and improve local populations' access to drinking water. Its implementation will allow the efficient and sustainable exploitation of groundwater for multiple uses in the relevant Sahel region of the country and will contribute significantly to the reduction of soil degradation and vegetation cover. It is carried out by the General Directorate of Water Resources (DGRE) for a provisional period of 25 months.

Project Objectives

The main objective is to contribute, in the long term, to poverty reduction and the fight against desertification by increasing the resilience of mobilized water resources and their uses in the context of climate change.


The direct beneficiaries are the populations of the village of Naré and the villages bordering the dam site, i.e. approximately 6,500 inhabitants. However, the entire population of the rural commune of Tougouri - the project's area of influence - estimated in 2015 at 96,786 inhabitants, is an indirect beneficiary. Women (52%) represent the majority of beneficiaries. Young people (15-29 years old), who constitute 25% of the population, will also benefit through job creation during the rehabilitation/construction of infrastructure and the development of the pilot area. The institutional beneficiaries are the groups of irrigators, the local livestock breeders' organisation, the Local Water Committee (CLE), the rural commune of Tougouri, the General Directorate of Water Resources (DGRE), the Liptako Water Agency and the regional directorates in charge of water, agriculture, the environment, animal resources and the promotion of women and gender, as well as NGOs.

Participating Organization

AfricaWater Facility Fund
Ministère en charge des ressources eau à travers une Unité de Coordination de Projet (UCP) constituée au sein de la Direction Générale des Ressources en Eau (DGRE) en étroite collaboration avec le Ministère en charge de l’Environnemen


IATI identifier 46002-P-BF-EAZ-002
Other IATI identifier CA-3-A034853001
Last Update 04 Dec 2022


Contact Details

Name N'ZOMBIE Zounoubaté
Email z.nzombie@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Burkina Faso
Coordinates Location Name
13.36292 0.83517 Naré